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As The Sun Sets – Diego’s Infiniti G37s VPS-309

Posted on March 12, 2015 by

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The sun finally sets on my G37s, but first we had to capture the entire build on film before I put this project to bed. I first started modifying cars with my 2008 G37 which I had for 5 years but it never reached it’s full potential that I had a vision for. Two years ago I picked up another G37, but this time it was fully loaded with a 6-speed manual transmission and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it: Stillen Supercharger, AP Racing Radi-Cal BBK, Accuair Air Suspension, GTHAUS exhaust and our all new Vossen Forged: Precision Series wheels.

Diego's Infiniti G37s | 20-inch Vossen Forged- Precision Series Wheels - VPS-309 - © Vossen Wheels 2015 - 1024

I am running the VPS-309 forged wheel, in a cinnamon finish with 20×10 up front and 20×11 out back with custom offsets, wrapped with Nitto Invo 285/25/20 front & 305/25/20 rear. The AP Radi-Cal Big Brake Kit is by far my favorite modification, with 6-piston front calipers and 2-Piece 370x36mm discs and 4-piston rear  calipers with 2-Piece 360x28mm discs. The calipers are pressure-forged with J-Hook discs.

Diego's Infiniti G37s | 20-inch Vossen Forged- Precision Series Wheels - VPS-309 - © Vossen Wheels 2015 - 1021

The Accuair stage 2 E-Level setup keeps my daily-driving extremely practical while still being a show-stopper at any local event when I air all the way out. The Meisterschaft exhaust is literally the closest bark you will get to a GTR. The sound is like no other and I certainly enjoyed every minute of it.

Diego's Infiniti G37s | 20-inch Vossen Forged- Precision Series Wheels - VPS-309 - © Vossen Wheels 2015 - 1049

Some other modifications done on the car have been pretty unique, like my authentic JDMZele front bumper with custom carbon fiber bottom lip and vents, which was is a full one-piece bumper—certainly one-of-a-kind and extremely rare.

Diego's Infiniti G37s | 20-inch Vossen Forged- Precision Series Wheels - VPS-309 - © Vossen Wheels 2015 - 2093

I have also replaced the Stillen heat exchanger with a front mount air to water version for better cooling during the high temps here in Miami, but the look is also worth it. Definitely sets the Zele bumper off more when staring at the car head-on. 

Diego's Infiniti G37s | 20-inch Vossen Forged- Precision Series Wheels - VPS-309 - © Vossen Wheels 2015 - 2042

I kept everything else “factory like” with the OEM IPL aero side skirts and rear bumper and OEM sport wing keeping it simple, clean, and classy. This G37 has been my daily driver for two years straight while also being my show car, which has been all over the place (including features by Speed-hunters, which was another great memory I will never forget).

Diego's Infiniti G37s | 20-inch Vossen Forged- Precision Series Wheels - VPS-309 - © Vossen Wheels 2015 - 2145

So much history behind this build but as I mentioned in the video, it’s finally time to let go and move on.

Words: Diego Alvarez (@diego_vossen) • Photos: Sam Dobbins (@sdobbins_vossen) • Video: Anthony De La Paz (@dela_vossen)


About the Author

Sam Dobbins

Many years as an automotive photojournalist, with work published in countless worldwide publications, have led to Sam's role as Vossen's Creative Director, traveling around the world to document the culture of Vossen and its supporters.